Inequality

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

03.08.2016

A turning point in labour history

A turning point in labour history

The latest wave of automation heralds new transformations for society, but how can we ensure that nobody is left stranded? Miklos Kis 3 August 2016 for openDemocracy “The so-called sharing economy and the new wave of automation are… »

08.06.2016

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

‘Unless companies rein in executive salaries, pay their fair share of taxes, and invest in decent jobs the yawning gap between the haves and have-nots will continue to grow’ By Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams At a moment when the wealthiest one percent own more money than the… »

04.06.2016

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Instead of delivering growth, neoliberal policies of austerity and lowered regulation for capital movement have in fact increased inequality. This inequality might itself undercut growth… Policymakers should be more open to redistribution…   Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that… »

02.04.2015

Wealth creators’ are robbing our most productive people

By George Monbiot for The Guardian. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. I was reminded of this while listening last week to… »

11.03.2015

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

By Jon Gosier, Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur. For TED Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow… »

09.08.2014

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

Does money make you mean? Does lack of money make you sick? Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson and social psychologist Paul Piff discuss the human effects of economic and social inequality. What do a disease-fighting epidemiologist (retired) and an up-and-coming social psychologist have in common? They’re both fascinated by the unseen social problems… »

14.06.2014

“Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries”

“Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries”

Gustavo Capdevila interviews MUKHISA KITUYI, secretary-general of UNCTAD.- As it turns 50, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) finds itself engaged in an ongoing struggle to reduce economic and social inequalities in the world. “Compared with 50 years ago, today inequality… »

11.06.2014

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

TED: Writer Jimmy Guterman takes society’s temperature and digs into the reasons we’re all talking about inequality. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is a book of our moment. It may be the most unlikely egghead highbrow bestseller since A Brief History of Time – and it’s… »

16.05.2014

Inequality and Democracy

Inequality and Democracy

By Roberto Savio In this Column, ROBERTO SAVIO, founder and president emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS), writes on persistent inequality and the failure of “trickle down” economy. ROME, May 15 2014 (IPS) – Not a day goes by without news on the growing… »

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